Team Wellington secure quality defender

Team Wellington are delighted to announce the signing of Auckland born defender, Scott Midgley.

The 24-year old arrives in the capital following a successful winter season with Westerns Springs AFC who finished fourth in the LOTTO NRFL Premier Men’s competition.

After playing his junior football with Auckland side, Central United before progressing through the Auckland City youth ranks, Midgley spent 3 seasons playing at Missouri State University making 54 appearances for their first team.

Head Coach, Scott Hales is pleased with his acquisition, saying Scott is an energetic player who has so much to give.

 “Scott is our very own Tigger, full of life and full of energy.

“Having captained the Western Springs AFC side over the winter, Scott brings leadership qualities to our side which shows on the training field where our standards are high,” Hales said.

“Scott is a versatile defender who plays with a lot of heart and he fits in to our football family perfectly.”

While Scott hasn’t spent time playing in Wellington before, the young defender welcomes the opportunity to play for his new side saying he was surprised when Head Coach, Hales approached him.

“Honestly, I was surprised.

“Scott got in contact with me towards the end of the season with Western Springs and after I had a really good chat with him and understood his philosophy and where the club wants to be, I knew I had to make the move.”

Midgley is looking forward to making his mark this season and is excited to play his first game in front of the home fans.

“I’d say I’m a pretty simple player that prides myself on my defensive skills – I absolutely hate conceding goals.

“I’m excited to meet the Team Wellington fans at our first home game and they can expect to watch a player who gives everything week in, week out, “ Midgley said.

“Since arriving in Wellington, I’ve learnt more about the team culture and what’s expected of everyone at the club.

“It’s one of the best environments that I’ve been involved with and I’m confident we can achieve great things together,” the defender said.

“The club has experienced a lot of success in the past and it’s no surprise that we want to win this season.

“I’m just excited for the challenge ahead and can’t wait for the season to get started.”

Scott has been training with his new side in Wellington throughout pre-season and could make an appearance in the friendly against Hawkes Bay United this weekend.